Clifford was born and raised in San Francisco and graduated from San Francisco State where he met his future wife, Peggy. They moved to Redwood City and raised seven children. He is a veteran of the Navy and Air Force. He is active in local history organizations.
Jim Clifford commented on article "17-Year-Old Girl Accused of Driving Drunk, Crashing, Injuring Five in Redwood City" in Police & Fire February 25, 2014 at 11:07 am
Jim Clifford commented on article "Trending: Ex-Congressman Who Sexually Assaulted Teenager Busted in Zimbabwe on Porn Charges" in Trending Now on Patch February 19, 2014 at 11:16 am
Jim Clifford commented on article "UPDATE: Officials ID Suspect in Carjack Incident that Led to Amber Alert" in Police & Fire February 12, 2014 at 03:48 pm